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Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District (PVWSD) Honored with the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) 2018 Asset Management Achievement Award

 Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District (PVWSD) Honored with the New England Water Environment Association (NEWEA) 2018 Asset Management Achievement Award 

On January 30, 2019, the Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District (PVWSD) was recipient of the 2018 Asset Management Achievement Award., during the Awards Ceremony, at the New England Water Environment Association’s (NEWEA) 89th Annual Conference & Exhibit in Boston, Ma. 

The PVWSD has initiated and implemented an Asset Management program including a Water System Master Plan, horizontal infrastructure mapping utilizing GIS technology, and inventory condition assessment of vertical infrastructure. PVWSD has been able to reduce response time in the field locating assets, reduce energy usage and reduce risks to the systems by conducting preventative maintenance. Superintendent Jason Randall has shared field experiences with peers at several NH Department of Environmental Services Asset Management workshops, funding workshops, and conferences. The PVWSD has recognized, through Asset Management efforts, that addressing aging, undersized, and failing infrastructure is necessary to ensure sustainable water and wastewater systems for the District users. 

“We’re pleased to have awarded PVWSD with the 2018 Asset Management Achievement Award” said NEWEA Executive Director Mary Barry. “Professionals in the water industry work tirelessly, often without recognition, to protect, preserve, and manage New England’s water environment and access to clean water. Additionally, as a volunteer association, so much of what NEWEA does relies on the involvement of our members and volunteers. This award gives us the opportunity to recognize all that PVWSD has contributed to NEWEA and the New England water industry.” 

Photo Caption: Janine Burke-Wells, 2018 NEWEA President, presenting Superintendent Jason Randall with the 2018 Asset Management Achievement Award. 
-Boston, MA-January 30, 2019- NEWEA Annual Conference at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. © 2019 Photo by Cindy M. Loo

PVWSD 2019 Warrant

To the inhabitants of the Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District in the County of Grafton, in the State of NH qualified to vote in Village District affairs:

You are notified to meet at the Plymouth Elementary School on Tuesday, the 12th day of March, next, polls to be open for voting on Article 1 at 8:00 o’clock in the forenoon and to close not earlier than 7:00 o’clock in the evening, and you are hereby notified to meet at the Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District office at 227 Old North Main St. on Thursday, the 14th day of March, next, at 6:oo o’clock in the evening to act upon the remaining articles of this warrant.

Water Main Break on Reservoir Rd 2/2/19

 The District experienced a water main break on Reservoir Rd that was initially indicated by usage reports on Saturday, February 2, 2019, during rounds. The break was located on Sunday and repair efforts ensued for the following 18 hours. The 1950’s cast iron water main was completely separated and was determined to be 12’ under the surface of the road. Andrews Construction was enlisted to assist and the break was repaired and the lines re-pressurized on the evening of the 4th. District operators worked to release air in the lines over the next few days to eliminate the cloudy appearance of the water. District officials strive to minimize these occurrences and are grateful of the support and patience of the users. 

To PVW&S District Residents and Rate Payers December 31, 2018

The Board of Commissioners has made a determination as to how to proceed with 

the infrastructure projects that were approved by vote at the 2018 annual meeting.  

These were:

Main St. water and sewer linesBayley Ave, Langdon Pk. Rd. water and sewer lines

Generator at well on Foster St.  

Force Main Relocation

Pump 1 Improvements

Septage Receiving Improvements

Water Supply and Development*

As was discussed on December 4, 2018 and again by the Board on December 11, 

2018 pursuing all of these projects, despite a winsome amount of federal and state 

grant money, would result in rates that would be too high to bear for the District’s 

1100 users.

After receiving your input and careful deliberation and analysis, the Commission 

has voted to pursue the well* project in Holderness only.  This project, if all goes 

well, will serve to increase the water supply and quality for the District users.  

The Board of Commissioners is finalizing the 2019 budget and will present it and 

conduct a rates hearing on January 8, 2019, 5:30 PM.

March 14, 2019 – Annual District Meeting, Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District 

office at 6:00 PM.

District Operators attend “Drinking Water Festival 5/9/18”

picture of the District Operators taken at the 26th Annual Drinking Water Festival held on May 9th, 2018 at the WWTP.  Also attached is the Plymouth Record Enterprise article and thank you letters from some of the 4th graders that attended the festival.

Read the Plymouth Record Enterprise Article here –>Plymouth Record Enterprise Article – 26th Annual NH Drinking Water Festival & 4th Grade Science Fair (1)

And below is 2 of the letters received from some of the 4th graders that attended the festival: